Saturday, January 12, 2008

RIP, Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary, O.G. of modern mountaineering, has passed.

But let's not forget that his accomplishment, the first known summit of Everest, was shared with
Tenzing Norgay, who himself passed in 1986. The degree to which the role of the Sherpas in so many of Westerner's mountaineering accomplishments is overlooked will never cease to irk me.

That said, much respect to the both of them.


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